chubbs Posted December 21, 2019 Share Posted December 21, 2019 1 hour ago, LibertyBell said: What do you think of this new commercial being put out by the industry about greenhouse gas emissions being half of what they were a generation ago? I oppose natural gas (it's really methane) because of fracking and pipelines, thankfully we have placed a moratorium on them here in NY and are going with wind, solar and hydro. I'd rather have nuclear, but we also had a lot of problems with the Shoreham plant on Long Island, and the power company was eventually charged with racketeering. The rates got extremely high when LILCO was trying to build that plant. The Indian Point power plant was also shut down recently because of issues. These plants shouldn't be near big cities or near fault lines, as Fukushima demonstrated. Haven't seen the commercial. Natural gas is better than coal, but need to get to zero emissions eventually to halt warming. Most of the improvement in long-term outlook is due to the big cost drops this decade for solar, wind and batteries. For me highest priority is introducing some kind of carbon pricing, which would improve economics of nuclear and all other improvement options. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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